NFI joins the Information Technology for Public Transport (ITxPT) Association
ITxPT to enable open architecture and advance global interoperability in public transit
St. Cloud, Minnesota, USA – March 21, 2022: (TSX: NFI, OTC: NFYEF, TSX: NFI.DB) NFI Group Inc. (“NFI”), a leading independent bus and coach manufacturer and a leader in electric mass mobility solutions, today announced that NFI has become an official member of the Information Technology for Public Transport (“ITxPT”) Association. NFI joins many of its supplier partners, vehicle manufacturers, and operators as an associated member.
ITxPT is a non-profit association which enables an open architecture, data accessibility, and interoperability between IT systems. The members of ITxPT develop the IT architecture for public transport and other mobility services together, based on standards and best practices.
“Membership in ITxPT is critical for enabling the future of mobility, including the work it leads on standards development around vehicle connectedness and the advancement of interoperability within public transit,” said Chris Stoddart, President, North American Bus and Coach. “With a focus on open architecture, data accessibility, and interoperability between IT systems, ITxPT is truly making mobility smarter. Our industry benefits from this collective work through cost efficiencies, quality assurance, data compliance, and standards for smart vehicles and infrastructure.”
ITxPT specifications provide public transit agencies and operators with recommendations and requirements to support the purchase and integration of interoperable IT architecture. Additionally, industry suppliers use the specifications to design ITxPT-compliant equipment and services. In its laboratory, ITxPT delivers labels of compliance for vehicles and modules that are listed in the ITxPT catalogue. Through this, ITxPT is enabling interoperability across Europe and North America. For more information on ITxPT Association visit itxpt.org.
NFI is a leader in zero-emission mobility, with electric vehicles operating (or on order) in more than 80 cities in five countries. NFI offers the widest range of zero-emission battery and fuel cell-electric buses and coaches, and the Company’s vehicles have completed over 50 million EV service miles. Today, NFI supports growing North American cities with scalable, clean, and sustainable mobility solutions through a four-pillar approach that includes buses and coaches, technology, infrastructure, and workforce development.
NFI also operates the Vehicle Innovation Center (“VIC”), the first and only innovation lab of its kind dedicated to advancing bus and coach technology and providing workforce development. Since opening late 2017, the VIC has hosted over 300 interactive events, welcoming 5,000 industry professionals for EV and infrastructure training.
Leveraging 450 years of combined experience, NFI is leading the electrification of mass mobility around the world. With zero-emission buses and coaches, infrastructure, and technology, NFI meets today’s urban demands for scalable smart mobility solutions. Together, NFI is enabling more livable cities through connected, clean, and sustainable transportation.
With 8,000 team members in nine countries, NFI is a leading global bus manufacturer of mass mobility solutions under the brands New Flyer® (heavy-duty transit buses), MCI® (motor coaches), Alexander Dennis Limited (single and double-deck buses), Plaxton (motor coaches), ARBOC® (low-floor cutaway and medium-duty buses), and NFI Parts™. NFI currently offers the widest range of sustainable drive systems available, including zero-emission electric (trolley, battery, and fuel cell), natural gas, electric hybrid, and clean diesel. In total, NFI supports its installed base of over 105,000 buses and coaches around the world. NFI’s common shares are traded on the Toronto Stock Exchange (“TSX”) under the symbol NFI and its convertible unsecured debentures trade on the TSX under the symbol NFI.DB. News and information is available at www.nfigroup.com, www.newflyer.com, www.mcicoach.com, www.nfi.parts, www.alexander-dennis.com, www.arbocsv.com, and www.carfaircomposites.com.
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